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Andrew Thompson

Andrew is a freelance writer living in Cape Town, South Africa. His work covers a range of topics, but in recent years he's focused primarily on European rail travel. Every year Andrew spends a few months exploring the continent by train to research and write articles about regions, countries, cities, and the best rail routes that connect them. You can see more of Andrew's work on his website, The Rail Diaries.

Why Slovenia should be a mandatory stop on your next trip to Europe

Biking is the best way to explore South Africa’s Western Cape

The ultimate train journey through France’s whimsical west coast

This is how Cape Town may have averted the biggest water crisis of its history

Road tripping South Africa’s incredible West Coast

8 images that’ll convince any traveler to include Austria in their Europe trip

11 photographs from an incredible impromptu trip through Montenegro

A visual guide to the ultimate Spain rail adventure

Views from the Glacier Express, the most luxurious train ride in Switzerland

A week in South Africa: 12 photographs from an epic road trip

In the shadow of Monte Rosa: a travel journey from a remote Italian alpine village

South Africa’s wealth divide analyzed through impressive aerial photographs

5 amazing trails for summiting Table Mountain

Inside the Otter Trail: is this the world’s best 5 day hike?

14 photographs from a beautiful (and cheap) day trip to Capri

12 images from the best European train route – for only $27

12 unforgettable moments from a two week rail trip through Portugal

11 photos that will make you want to visit Croatia right now

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